Signs and symptoms - Budd-Chiari Syndrome
I recently came across a thrombotic disease called Budd-Chiari Syndrome. What are its signs and symptoms ?
@xanthe Physical examination may reveal the following:
Prominence of collateral veins
The clinical variants of Budd-Chiari syndrome have been described as follows
Acute and subacute forms: Characterized by rapid development of abdominal pain, ascites (which can cause abdominal distention), hepatomegaly, jaundice, and renal failure.
Chronic form: Most common presentation; patients present with progressive ascites; jaundice is absent; approximately 50% of patients also have renal impairment
Fulminant form: Uncommon presentation; fulminant or subfulminant hepatic failure is present, along with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, jaundice, and renal failure.